The debate rages on, at least on ESPN Radio.
Driving home from work today, the Sports Bash host Erik Kuselias was discussing why he wouldn't vote for Rafael Palmiero for the baseball Hall of Fame. His argument was that he didn't think Palmiero was a HOF'er to begin with and the 'roids suspension gives him cover for not voting for admission. He misses the point.
Last week, it was Mike Greenberg saying that Palmiero deserves selection anyway. He also misses the point.
Here is the point, follow me.
It's the Hall of Fame. Fame. It's elite. It's not for guys who came close. And it is especially not for guys whose numbers are dubious. Bottom line: You simply cannot vote for anyone whose numbers are suspect. Palmiero's numbers are suspect, so no Hall of Fame. It's really not hard to figure out. McGwire is suspect, so is Bonds. Sorry guys, nice careers, but no Hall of Fame.
Everybody relax, it's not the end of the world if they don't get in.